Being a productive and efficient writer is not a skill typically taught in graduate programs. It is a skill, like any other, that must be learned and practiced. And like any new skill, it requires commitment, vigilance, and support. Together we will map out a current project and break it down into manageable chunks. We will set long and short-term goals that you will track daily. As we progress through each writing project, external and internal barriers may appear. This is the real heart of the work that I do. I have dealt with so much insecurity in my academic career. I am proud to say that now (most days) I wake up feeling confident in my abilities and in my work, knowing that my work contributes something to the world. This perspective has taken time, experience, vigilance, and a commitment to healing my own internal wounds to value my work. Once I learned to do that my productivity and motivation sky rocketed almost effortlessly.
I am particularly passionate about supporting women and people of color in their academic writing. Academia still consists mostly of white men thus contributing a very narrow perspective of knowledge. In order to truly make progress on some of society’s most pressing issues, we MUST hear from a more diverse spectrum of people. We NEED more women and people of color asking questions that only they can ask and conducting research in a way that only they can conduct it and writing about their research in a voice that is only theirs. The world needs this perspective in order to progress and move forward.
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